Professions skills are split between expansions now, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion. This guide is for the "Vanilla" Alchemy skill in the current retail version of World of Warcraft. I have a separate guide for Classic WoW, so if you are looking for that, visit my Classic WoW Alchemy Leveling Guide.
Alchemy is the best combined with Herbalism. You can save a lot of gold if you level these two professions together because you can farm all the needed herbs.
Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Alchemy.
If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 120 in 8 days with this guide.
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Approximate Materials Required for 1-300:
- 59 x Peacebloom
- 59 x Silverleaf
- 90 x Briarthorn
- 20 x Mageroyal
- 30 x Bruiseweed
- 45 x Stranglekelp
- 20 x Liferoot
- 30 x Kingsblood
- 30 x Goldthorn
- 10 x Wild Steelbloom
- 25 x Sungrass
- 35 x Khadgar's Whisker
- 10 x Blindweed
- 40 x Gromsblood
- 40 x Sorrowmoss
- 15 x Dreamfoil
- 28 x Golden Sansam
- 14 x Mountain Silversage
- 10 x Icecap
Check out my Herb farming guides if you want to farm the herbs.
Goblin characters have +15 Alchemy skill because of their passive [Better Living Through Chemistry]. An extra 15 Alchemy skill means recipes stay orange/yellow for 15 more points. You can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.
1 - 155
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Alchemy.
You can find [Crystal Vial] at "Alchemy Supplies" vendors, they are usually near the Alchemy trainer.
59 x [Minor Healing Potion] - 59 Peacebloom, 59 Silverleaf
50 x [Lesser Healing Potion] - 50 Minor Healing Potion, 50 Briarthorn
The recipe will be yellow for the last few points, so you might not reach 105, but you can still go to the next recipe.
5 x [Elixir of Wisdom] - 5 Mageroyal, 10 Briarthorn
30 x [Healing Potion] - 30 Bruiseweed, 30 Briarthorn
This recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few extra.
15 x [Lesser Mana Potion] - 15 Mageroyal, 15 Stranglekelp
This recipe will be yellow for the last 10 points, so you might have to make a few extra.
155 - 215
20 x [Greater Healing Potion] - 20 Liferoot, 20 Kingsblood
10 x [Mana Potion] - 10 Stranglekelp, 10 Kingsblood
25 x [Elixir of Fortitude] - 25 Wild Steelbloom, 25 Goldthorn
20 x [Elixir of Agility] - 20 Stranglekelp, 20 Goldthorn
If you don't have any Goldthorn at all, you can make [Nature Protection Potion] between 190-215
10 x [Elixir of Greater Defense] - 10 Wild Steelbloom, 10 Goldthorn
Read the end of the previous section if you don't have Goldthorn.
Make [Greater Mana Potion] if Khadgar's Whisker is cheaper than Wild Steelbloom.
215 - 300
25 x [Superior Healing Potion] - 25 Sungrass, 25 Khadgar's Whisker
You can make this one up to 250 if it's easier for you to get Sungrass instead of Blindweed.
This recipe will be yellow for the last few points, so you might have to make a few extra.
10 x [Elixir of Greater Intellect] - 10 Khadgar's Whisker, 10 Blindweed
20 x [Elixir of Detect Demon] - 40 Gromsblood
Make [Stonescale Oil] between 250-255 if you can find Stonescale Eel at the Auction House then turn those into [Elixir of Superior Defense] when you reach 265. [Recipe: Elixir of Superior Defense] is sold by these NPCs.
15 x [Elixir of the Sages] - 30 Sorrowmoss, 15 Dreamfoil
14 x [Major Healing Potion] - 28 Golden Sansam, 14 Mountain Silversage
5 x [Purification Potion] - 10 Icecap, 10 Sorrowmoss
I hope you liked this Alchemy leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!